Breaking Free

Breaking Free

How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs

Book - 2017
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The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062670526
Branch Call Number: 289.33409 JEF 2017
Characteristics: 285 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations

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naturalist
Mar 31, 2018

“100 Must-Read Books About Life in Cults and Oppressive Religious Sects”
by Elizabeth Allen. posted January 27, 2017, at Book Riot
https://bookriot.com/2017/01/27/100-must-read-books-about-life-in-cults/

Absolutely amazing book, well written. I’ve always been fascinated by the flds especially with all the programs now on tv so I knew of a few people she was talking about in the book. I recommend this book 5+ stars not for the faint hearted though I read this book in 2 days couldn’t put it down:

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anniew
Feb 13, 2018

Very interesting, easy read, but painful at times. I thought I knew a little about this story, but this book tells so much more. She's a good author, the story moved along, was not boring for sure. It really makes one wonder, but I guess if its all you've ever known. I'm glad she got out, and seems to be doing well. I hope they keep her father in prison for a very long time!! I can't believe the hold he has over the people, after all has been exposed about him. I'm glad there were people to help her when she got out, cuz raising 5 kids on your own is no easy thing. Never mind changing your whole life. Highly recommend this book.

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jericho_0
Jan 16, 2018

Well written. Couldn't put it down although it was very difficult to read some of the abuse that went on. I can hardly believe that the FLDS people still follow all the rules Warren Jeffs sends out from prison weekly. The rules he imposes on them become very bizarre. I really recommend this book.

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